Sunday, January 23, 2011

Cottage Colors Party "The Color Blue"



Today I'm joining the Cottage Colors Party , featuring the color "Blue". These are pieces from my maternal Grandmothers set of dishes I received years ago from my Aunt, who knew how close I was to Grandma. They come rich with history and I actually was served from these as a child. My Grandmother was born in about 1836. It would have been nice to have the Tea Pot that went with the Creamer and Sugar but someone else may have received it or perhaps it was broken. I feel fortunate to have some of the set, other pieces I will share for another post one day. These are very old Blue Willow rich with history. The sectioned large Server on the top is in wonderful condition. The Creamer lid has been glued back together and was that way when it arrived here years ago. The Serving dish  just above has darkened with age and use and probably was put in the warmer above the coal stove while the rest of the meal was being prepared. These were used as everyday dishes and many of the pieces don't exactly match and I remember as a child Grandma getting a new piece from time to time for a gift and that would explain why, times were tough back then and one dish added to the set was a big deal! Thanks for your visit and don't forget to visit the other Cottage Color Participants, just click on the link to the right of my sidebar.

10 comments:

Elaine said...

What very pretty china.. I remeber we had blue plates when I was young but never paid attention to it. My grandmother died when I was young.
I posted some blue china also. great minds think alike.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

How wonderful to have memories and a connection to the past...thank you for sharing.(())

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi :) What lovely and very special china that belonged to your Grandmother ~ special treasures.

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Donnie said...

My son now has my grandmothers Blue Willow. Some are stamped "occupied Japan" on the back. I had already inherited them in the late 70's and my son used to visit antique shops all the time to add to the set. When we downsized I gave him all of them and I bought a set from Thompson Brothers because I use them everyday when home in North Carolina. The sectioned plate is not too usual. Thanks for letting me share that.

La said...

Such a pretty pattern with wonderful memories. Enjoy!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Marilou,

These are so pretty!

Kathy

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Thanks for joining! I hope that the Swap Followings party turns out as a positive experience for you :) I'm your 154th follower now.

Jennifer @lifecraftsandwhatever said...

I found you thru the Follower swap link party and just signed up to follow you. These dishes are so pretty, and I love pieces that have sentimental value to them. Thank you for sharing your memories with us.

~Tonja~ said...

Hello...well I already follow your blog but made sure through the link party...
Tonja

paperbutterfly said...

Just a brief note but packed full of appreciation, for your post that you shared with us this week. Blue and white are classics and a favorite of mine. I am eager to see you and what you design next week.
Until then, blessings, Pam